"toady" in the noun sense
1. sycophant, toady, crawler, lackey, ass-kisser
a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
"toady" in the verb sense
1. fawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, kowtow, kotow, suck up
try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
"He is always kowtowing to his boss"
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